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Copyright 1987 The Daily Tar Heel
Volume 95, Issue 83
By LYDIAN BERNHARDT
The athletic department's failure to
follow proper bidding procedure on
repairs made to Kenan Stadium two
years ago was an accident that will
not happen again, according to Farris
Womack, vice chancellor of business
"This was definitely a deviation
from procedure, but it was just a
misunderstanding," Womack said.
The department did not request
bids properly in 1985 and 1986, when
about 30,000 fiberglass lower-deck
?omnr students report
firantadimleinilt C GL A calls
By CHARLA PRICE
Four students have reported receiv
ing calls from someone claiming to
be a member of the Carolina Gay and
Lesbian Association, according to
Mark Donahue, CGLA co-chairman.
The caller, who identifed himself
on all four occasions as Mark
Donahue, told the students they were
on the CGLA mailing list and they
needed to drop by the CGLA office
to remove their names from the list.
The caller also asked the students
if they wanted to be visited by a
CGLA representative, or would like
to receive any CGLA literature.
"The calls are very strange,"
Donahue said. "They sound very
credible and polite. No profanity was
Donahue said the CGLA became
Rides to poll sites
offered to students
From staff reports the candidates and the voting
The Student Government's precincts,
executive branch is making life a Byrd noted that the Student
little easier for students who plan Government voter registration
to vote in today's elections. drive this fall registered about
Charlene Byrd, a Student 1,300 people, mostly students.
Government executive assistant, That number makes up a large
said carpools have been organized part of this fall's 1 ,500 newly
to shuttle students back and forth registered voters,
between the Student Union and Byrd said the large number of
the General Administration Build- new voters is an encouraging sign
ing on South Road. that student participation in this
Voting booths will operate in all year's election will be significant,
precincts from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 When asked how important the
p.m. Also, booths will be set up student voice is in local elections,
in the Pit, Byrd said, to provide freshman Rich Brents replied, "It's
students with information about important enough for me to vote."
Precinct Voting site
Battle Park Chapel Hill Community Center
Brookwood Condominium, Camelot, Shepherd Lane, Town Terrace,
Coker Hills. Church of Reconciliation
Cole's Store Union Grove Methodist Church
Colonial Heights YMCA
Bolinwood, Elkin Hills, Sharon Heights, Umstead, Village West
Country Club Fetzer Gym
Avery, Craige, Ehringhaus, Hinton James, Morrison, Teague residence
East Franklin Lutheran Church
Brookside, Chapel Hill, Colonial Arms, Northampton Plaza, Northampton
Terrace, Oak Terrace, Towne House, University, Village, Westall; Alderman,
Kenan, Mclver, Old East, Old West, Spencer residence halls; Alpha Tau
Omega, Delta Upsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha and Tau Epsilon Phi fraternities;
Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa
Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Zeta
Tau Alpha sororities
Eastside Ephesus Road School
Booker Creek, Castillian-Villa, Foxcroft, Kings Arm, Oxford Condominium,
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seats were torn out and replaced with
According to Womack, the correct
procedure requires advertising pro
jects in several papers after plans are
drawn. Contractors then bid on the
project. When bids are received, they
are reviewed by the UNC and con
struction offices, and the lowest bid
is accepted. UNC formally awards the
The major violations occurred,
Womack said, because UNC's
athletic department, rather than the
University, handled the project. Also,
aware of the incidents when one of
the students called the CGLA office
to say he didn't want to be called
"The CGLA is not responsible for
the calls," Donahue said. "And I feel
that the point of these phone calls
is to further promote anti-gay feelings
Donahue said that he had no idea
of how many of the calls had been
made, but that the CGLA hopes the
problem will come to an end.
"I'm not sure what kind of action
the University can take," Donahue
said. "But I told the students that they
might call Southern Bell to get
information on handling obscene or
James Cansler, vice chancellor of
Student Affairs, said the University
has no formal policy that would
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Serving the students and the University community since 1893
Tuesday, November 3, 1987
he said the state construction office
was not notified to review the project
"The athletic department wasn't
trying to circumvent procedure," he
said. "They just made an honest
According to North Carolina
general statutes that regulate public
building contracts, every department
charged with preparing or specifying
a contract for construction on a state
building must open projects up to
See BIDDING page 6
prevent the calls, although there are
state statutes to cover obscene and
sexually harassing telephone calls.
"There is nothing in the Honor
Code stating this behavior as an
expressed violation," Cansler said.
"But there might possibly be an
indirect offense under the Honor
Cansler said the Honor Code
regulations prevent lying and present
ing false information with regard to
University academics and personnel,
but he was unsure of how the
regulations could be applied to these
telephone calls because he had not
Doug Thomas, student attorney
general, said the situation is an
interesting jurisdictional question,
and that he is not sure if it is covered
under the Honor Code.
Crime rate Increases in Chaoe! Hill.
By HUNTER LAMBETH
Fewer violent crimes have occurred
in Chapel Hill during the first three
months of the 1987-88 fiscal year,
while serious crimes have increased
by 17 percent, according to Jane
Cousins, police planner for the
Chapel Hill Police Department.
The number of local violent crimes
has followed a national downward
trend. During July, August and
September, assaults decreased 11
percent, rape was down 75 percent
and auto theft fell off 45 percent.
No murders were committed this
fiscal year, so the local homicide rate
has remained stable at zero.
These figures are compared to the
first quarter of the 1986 fiscal year.
Violent crimes in 1986 had decreased
The Peace Corps can be a rewarding experience,
By KIMBERLY EDENS
Assistant University Editor
One day about five years ago,
Robert Titus noticed a photograph
on the desk of one of his friends. In
it, the friend was dancing with an
African woman, surrounded by other
Titus asked where the picture came
from, and his friend said, "Oh. That's
from when I was in the Peace Corps."
That reply led Titus to a three-year
stint in Kenya as a Peace Corps
volunteer, and to his present search
for other qualified volunteers.
Titus, now a Peace Corps recruiter,
will be in UNC's Student Union today
through Thursday, answering ques
tions and conducting informational
interviews with interested students.
"We're not looking for fanatics or
extremists or people who are going
to 'save the world,' " Titus said.
"We're looking for people who do
have an altruistic bent, and at the
same time are looking to develop
themselves, and who see the Peace
Corps as an integral part of that
Each volunteer's medical, dental
and subsistence costs are paid for by
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UNC grounds maintenance crews worked all
day Monday raking fallen leaves. This crew
by a total of 19 percent, compared
But the serious crime rate is up this
Burglaries have increased 59 per
cent since last year. There were 185
burglaries reported during the first
quarter this fiscal year. The number
of reported burglaries in the same
quarter last year was up 22 percent
from the previous fiscal year.
The total crime rate of the fiscal
1986-1987 year had increased by 16
percent compared to the previous
Crime reports indicate a steady
increase in serious crimes over the
past three years.
Robberies, another serious crime,
have increased over the past three
months. Police investigated 392
the Peace Corps, and each receives
a monthly subsistence allowance
roughly equivalent to $300. Also,
upon completion of the program each
volunteer receives a "readjustment
allowance" of $175 for each month
President John Kennedy created
the Peace Corps in 1961 with three
objectives, Titus said. The first was
to supply a pool of skilled manpower
for the people and governments of
the Third World. The second was to
give Americans an idea of the people,
customs and culture of the Third
World. The third was to expose the
people of the Third World to Amer
ican customs and culture.
The program has been successful,
Titus said, citing South Korea as an
example. A few years ago, the South
Korean government asked the Peace
Corps for English-teaching volun
teers. Today, he said, South Koreans
are teaching English all over . the
"Our ultimate objective is to work
ourselves out of a job," he said. "If
I am an English teacher, and one out
of 200 , students, or one of their
children, becomes an English teacher,
robberies this quarter, which was a
16 percent increase.
Cousins said it is hard to find a
crime pattern that persists through
the fiscal quarters.
"There are more burglaries
reported in January because that's
when many students return to school
and find their residences have been
burglarized," Cousins said.
"The increase is more a gradual
thing than it is sudden," she said. "For
example, burglaries were up 35
percent in the third quarter of fiscal
Cousins said the increase might be
directly related to local urbanization.
"Towns are getting closer together,"
she said. "With the new 1-40 access,
for example, more people are coming
through town and some of them may
then IVe done my job. Someone has
In 1987, more than 25 years after
its inception, the Peace Corps has
5,200 volunteers in 64 countries.
Congress has recently mandated that
the number of volunteers be raised
to 10,000 by 1992.
The program is also very compe
titive, Titus said. Of more than 25,000
applicants each year, he said one out
of every 10 is accepted.
The entire application process
takes six to nine months, Titus said.
During the first step, potential
applicants find out as much as
possible about the Peace Corps.
The application should not be
submitted unless the applicant is
willing to make the Peace Corps his
or her primary focus for the next three
years, Titus said.
"The day you submit your appli
cation is the day some village some
where in the world starts planning on
your arrival," he said. "The day you're
nominated is the day that community
starts counting on your arrival. To
submit your application in a flippant
manner is tantamount to saying, 'I
don't care what I do to these
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completely filled a truck with leaves cleared
from part of the lawn at Cobb Residence Hall.
be contributing to our crime rate."
More people were arrested for
driving while impaired during July,
August and September. Police made
about 80 DWI arrests during that
period, which is a 14 percent increase
compared to the same quarter in the
fiscal 1986-87 year. DWIs during that
period were down 14 percent from
the previous year.
CHPD officials do not know
whether this increase in serious crimes
will persist. Cousins said the police
department is working to ensure that
this trend does not continue.
"Our detectives have been working
really hard," Cousins said. "They
have been clearing cases by arrest at
an increase of 29 percent since last
year. The national average is 21
Three weeks ago at West Virginia
University, Titus said he interviewed
a civil engineering major with a 4.0
grade point average. Although the
student's academic qualifications
were excellent, Titus said he knew
immediately that the student was not
right for the Peace Corps.
"I knew the man was not interested
in the Peace Corps," he said. "He was
just looking for a job."
After the applications are submit
ted, recruiters spend about two hours
interviewing each applicant, asking
questions about commitment, moti
vation, competence, emotional state
The recruiter will then decide
whether the applicant is ready to be
nominated. If the applicant is qual
ified, the application is sent to the
evaluation unit, and after considering
references and medical and legal
forms, as well as the application, the
unit decides whether the applicant
should be allowed to continue.
Finally, each application is ranked
by competitiveness, Titus said. Only
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